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Use the Latest Tools and Techniques to Troubleshoot and Repair
Major Appliances, Microwaves, and Room Air Conditioners!
Now covering both gas and electric appliances, the updated second edition of Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances offers you a complete guide to the latest tools, techniques, and parts for troubleshooting and repairing any appliance.
Packed with over 200 illustrations, the book includes step-by-step procedures for testing and replacing parts… instructions for reading wiring diagrams… charts with troubleshooting solutions… advice on using tools and test meters... safety techniques… and more. The second edition of Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances features:
Inside This Updated Troubleshooting and Repair Manual
• Fundamentals of Service: Selection, Purchase, and Installation of Appliances and Air Conditioners • Safety Precautions • Tools for Installation and Repair • Basic Techniques • Fundamentals of Electric, Electronic, and Gas Appliances, and Room Air Conditioners: Electricity • Electronics • Gas • Principles of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration • Electric, Electronic, and Gas Appliance Parts • Appliance Service, Installation, and Preventive Maintenance Procedures: Dishwashers• Garbage Disposers • Electric and Gas Water Heaters • Washers • Electric and Gas Dryers • Electric and Gas Ranges/Ovens • Microwave Ovens • Refrigerators and Freezers • Ice Makers • Room Air Conditioners
Eric Kleinert(Lake Worth, FL) is a professional with 34 years of experience in the major appliance, air conditioning, refrigeration, and computer electronics service industry. Currently, he is a Manager for a HVAC/R Contractor. Previously he owned and operated a major appliance and air conditioning service corporation. As an Instructor for the Palm Beach County School District, Kleinert taught adults aspects of preventative, diagnostic services, and techniques which enhanced their ability to evaluate major appliances and air conditioning.
|1||Selecting, purchasing, and installing major home appliances||3|
|3||Tools needed for installation and repair||35|
|9||Electric water heaters||167|
|12||Electric ranges and ovens||259|
|13||Refrigerators and freezers||301|
|14||Automatic ice makers||357|
|About the author||419|
Posted July 26, 2005
As I was finishing school for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration it became apparent that I wanted to enter the apartment/condo maintenance industry so I began looking for a book that covered the troubleshooting of a vast majority of appliances. I stumbled upon this book at my local library and haven't put it down for a week now. This book does NOT cover natural gas appliances, only electric. However, this didn't bother me as the majority of appliances used in apartments and condos in my area are electric. First, this book has a chapter devoted to getting you familiar with electricity, various types of test equipment used, reading schematics and ladder diagrams, ohms law, and of course safety. I already have a degree in Electrical Engineering but the average person with no prior electrical experience should find this chapter informative and easy to follow. Next, this book covers the principles of operation, step by step troubleshooting, repair procedures, and diagnostic charts for almost all major appliances such as Dishwashers, Garbage disposers, Electric water heaters, Washers, Dryers, Electric ranges and stoves, Refrigerators and freezers, and Ice makers. The book is not 'brand specific'. In other words, it does not cover Maytag or GE appliances. It merely gives the reader the basics of operation and troubleshooting of all major electric appliances. Overall, I found this book a great first read into the world of electric appliances. I'm going to purchase this book to keep on my bench in the shop for reference. For the average do-it-yourselfer, you¿ll find this book informative and easy to follow. It's well written and the illustrations are easy to follow. Pick it up if you get a chance!
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